|At the glance|
|Fee:||€ 4.000,- per semester|
|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (BSc)|
|Study Places 2016:||40|
Psychology bachelor programme
The programme is geared towards the Bologna model and fulfils the requirements of section 7(1)(2) of the Austrian Psychologengesetz (Psychologists Act) 2013.
It combines psychological and psychosocial applications on the basis of scientific practice. Students are introduced to the basic principles of empirical research, and develop basic knowledge of all key areas of psychology including developmental and social psychology as well as neuropsychology. Building on these theoretical foundations, students also acquire psychology-related competences and core patient treatment skills which will be particularly significant for day-to-day professional life.
Students who successfully complete the Psychology bachelor programme are guaranteed a place on the university’s planned Psychology master programme.
- Self-awareness and group dynamics training groups
- Experienced involvement: tandem teaching by experienced psychiatry professionals and teaching staff
- Emphasis on developing diagnostic skills
- Theory-led, research-based teaching
- Small-group teaching with a strong practical focus
- Comprehensive individual supervision
During the programme, students work on their personal development by means of self-discovery and group dynamics seminars, and learn how to handle interpersonal relationships professionally in one-to-one settings and groups. Besides preparing students for the master programme, the bachelor degree also provides the academic basis for a career in psychology. On completing the programme, graduates are not awarded the professional title of psychologist, nor are they qualified to practise as independent psychologists in the meaning of the Austrian Psychologists Act.
Graduates will possess fundamental theoretical knowledge of psychology and be in a position to employ methods for resolving psychological issues that can be applied in a range of areas. Graduates are also familiar with the general principles of constructing social and natural science and humanities theories, and have the abilities required to critically analyse and discuss social science research findings.
Teaching in all six semesters is organised into modular blocks and accompanying courses which integrate a cross-section of content from different modules. There is also a strong focus on practical units. Students acquire knowledge during contact hours and e-learning units, and enhance this knowledge by completing online tasks and through self-study. Lecturers use methods such as working with actors in order to present course content using scenarios that are as realistic as possible. The actors play the role of patients, re-enacting particular conditions and day-to-day professional situations. This is intended to create a realistic framework within which students can obtain and expand knowledge. Such sessions also support learning in connection with everyday professional conduct and interpersonal relationships.
The written and oral examinations at the end of the Psychology bachelor programme relate to the topic covered in the bachelor thesis.